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Politico: Marco Rubio says he won’t back a spending deal without Obamacare cut

Posted 7/11/2013

By: Paige Winfield Cunningham
July 11, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio pledged Thursday morning that he won’t vote for a short-term spending bill to keep the government open unless it defunds the Affordable Care Act.

“I will not vote for a continuing resolution unless it defunds Obamacare,” the Florida Republican said at a breakfast hosted by the Weekly Standard and Concerned Veterans for America. He called on his fellow senators to do the same thing. “I believe we should not vote or pass a continuing resolution unless that continuing resolution defunds Obamacare,” he said.

The spending showdown is likely to hit around the time that enrollment in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges start in October. “This debate is going to take place the same time as the implosion of Obamacare is happening before your eyes,” he said.

In a speech full of praise for how “unique and special” America is, Rubio aimed some of his harshest criticism of President Barack Obama at his health care law, calling it “un-implementable.”

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